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Michelle Clausen Rosendahl

Michelle Clausen Rosendahl is the Director of Environmental Health at the Siouxland District Health Department (SDHD) in Sioux City. She has been with the Department for over 16 years, with six years in her current position. Here she directs a staff of seven that provides some environmental health services for 11 counties in northwest Iowa. Program involvement includes food inspections and safety; lodging inspections; swimming pool, tanning, and tattoo inspections; lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes; well and septic permitting; Grants to Counties; septic pumper inspection; animal quarantines; disease surveillance and investigation; and emergency planning.  She also acts as a Public Information Officer at SDHD. Michelle attained her REHS/RS in 2006, and subsequently served as a state-sponsored mentor for environmental health professionals in northwest Iowa as they prepared for credentialing. Michelle also was selected by the Centers for Disease Control to attend the Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute (EPHLI) in 2006-2007. Michelle became a Board Member for IEHA in 2014. 

Prior to joining SDHD, Michelle was employed as an environmental chemist working in water quality. In addition, she served as an adjunct faculty member at Western Iowa Tech Community College for over seven years teaching courses in the Biology Department, primarily Human Anatomy and Physiology. Michelle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Iowa State University, and a Master of Public Health degree from Des Moines University, where she was recognized as the Graduate with Distinction, the highest honor awarded to a graduate by the college.    


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